2 Tim. 2:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
No man
oudeis (Greek #3762)
not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e. none, nobody, nothing
KJV usage: any (man), aught, man, neither any (thing), never (man), no (man), none (+ of these things), not (any, at all, -thing), nought.
Pronounce: oo-dice'
Origin: οὐδεμία (oo-dem-ee'-ah), and neuter οὐδέν (oo-den') from 3761 and 1520
that warreth
strateuomai (Greek #4754)
to serve in a military campaign; figuratively, to execute the apostolate (with its arduous duties and functions), to contend with carnal inclinations
KJV usage: soldier, (go to) war(-fare).
Pronounce: strat-yoo'-om-ahee
Origin: middle voice from the base of 4756
i entangleth himself
empleko (Greek #1707)
to entwine, i.e. (figuratively) involve with
KJV usage: entangle (in, self with).
Pronounce: em-plek'-o
Origin: from 1722 and 4120
with the affairs of
pragmateia (Greek #4230)
a transaction, i.e. negotiation
KJV usage: affair.
Pronounce: prag-mat-i'-ah
Origin: from 4231
this life
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
bios (Greek #979)
life, i.e. (literally) the present state of existence; by implication, the means of livelihood
KJV usage: good, life, living.
Pronounce: bee'-os
Origin: a primary word
; that
hina (Greek #2443)
in order that (denoting the purpose or the result)
KJV usage: albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to. Compare 3363.
Pronounce: hin'-ah
Origin: probably from the same as the former part of 1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare 3588)
he may please
aresko (Greek #700)
to be agreeable (or by implication, to seek to be so)
KJV usage: please.
Pronounce: ar-es'-ko
Origin: probably from 142 (through the idea of exciting emotion)
him who hath chosen him to be a soldier
stratologeo (Greek #4758)
to gather (or select) as a warrior, i.e. enlist in the army
KJV usage: choose to be a soldier.
Pronounce: strat-ol-og-eh'-o
Origin: from a compound of the base of 4756 and 3004 (in its original sense)

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Ministry on This Verse

that warreth.
2 Tim. 4:10• 10For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. (2 Tim. 4:10)
Luke 8:14• 14And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. (Luke 8:14)
1 Cor. 9:25‑26• 25And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
(1 Cor. 9:25‑26)
1 Tim. 6:9‑12• 9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
(1 Tim. 6:9‑12)
2 Peter 2:20• 20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. (2 Peter 2:20)
that he.
 He makes arrangements, on the other hand, to lay aside all his business responsibilities that he may be absolutely free from all other claims so as to be at the absolute disposal of his commander. Are the soldiers of Christ to be on any lower level? (2 Timothy 2:1-7)

J. N. Darby Translation

No one goinge as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who has enlisted him as a soldier.

JND Translation Notes

Or "serving."

W. Kelly Translation

No one on service entangleth himself with the businesses of life, that he may please him that enlisted [him1].

WK Translation Notes

service: Hence the apostle does not speak simply of a "man that warreth" as in the Authorized Version, but of one on actual service, and therefore he can stamp the truth with an absolute negative.... It is surprising that the Revised Version follow the Authorized alone of all the English versions in the needless qualification of "this life". It is more improper, because scripture had already appropriated the demonstrative pronoun not to βίος but to ζωή (Acts 5:20). (Exp. of the Two Epist. to Timothy, p.213)